SPAIN: Verge of Battle

One day last month the Falange Española's newsorgan Arriba whipped out a jingo editorial announcing that Spain was no longer neutral but nonbelligerent. A few days later Generalissimo Francisco Franco officially embraced this policy, laid claim to Gibraltar and an unspecified piece of North Africa. Last week Arriba again applied the point of a pin to El Caudillo's chubby behind. Producing a brand-new term to baffle international lawyers, Arriba declared that Spain was now a "moral belligerent."

"No one can fail to consider England as the most direct violator of our destiny,"...

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